REUNIFICATION CASE MANAGER - OMBIMINDWAA GIDINAWEMAAGANINAADOG (RED LAKE FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES)
October 20, 2021
REUNIFICATION CASE MANAGER
(RED LAKE FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES)
Open: October 20, 2021
Closing: November 16, 2021 @12:00 p.m.
This position is responsible for performing individual and family needs assessments in low to high-risk situations to develop case plans and provide resource referrals in order to assist families with needs to preserve and/or reunify and safely maintain children in the home. The focus is to improve the issues identified by the family, which may include safety and well-being factors, reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, increase competence in parenting factors and abilities, and/or family stabilization. Reunification Case Managers accept voluntary and involuntary cases, cases that involve children's mental health or adolescent substance abuse, or cases wherein families are in need of supportive services. Services are primarily provided in a family's home, with community service providers focusing efforts on building rapport, trust, and engagement with families. Reports to Program Manager, full-time position w/benefits, salary; DOQ.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
• Development of mutually agreed upon case plans for children and families that address and mitigate family safety and risk issues and address well-being
• Provide case management services for children and families
• Conduct in-home family services to improve family functioning and reduce risks
• Collaborate with service providers for improved outcomes for families
• Foster and Maintain Relationships
• Complete necessary documentation required by the Ombimindwaa
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of child development, family dynamics, Anishinaabe child rearing
• Knowledge of family safety and risk factors in the Red Lake community
• Knowledge of substance abuse, mental health, in-home services providers
• Knowledge of case planning and court report components
• Knowledge of assessment and reevaluation of family strengths and needs
• Skilled in conflict de-escalation
• Skilled in community relationships and public relations
• Skilled in utilizing critical thinking skills prior to making decisions
• Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field; or
• 5 years' experience working with families in the area of child welfare, child development, family services or related field; or
• Has community and cultural knowledge and can demonstrate their ability with families in the area of child welfare and had knowledge of child development and family services
• Ability to pass criminal background check
• Ability to pass drug screening and remain free from substance abuse issues during employment
• Must possess a valid driver's license throughout employment
• Employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and background check.
TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 –Phone (218) 679-1847 Fax (218) 679-4176.